A world at prayer for priests

January 1, 2020

At the close of the Year for Priests declared by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, on the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Vatican Radio released a story about The Christopher Inn International, a developing lay initiative at the service of Catholic bishops and priests. It was an interview with founder and director Joan Johnson, in which she described the origin of the apostolate and some of the plans for its development.

Below is the audio of the Vatican Radio interview:

The Christopher Inn International has now hosted three pilot programs, two in the spring of 2012 and one in October of 2019. They were extremely well received by the Irish priests who participated; click here to review some of their words of thanks. Here is a documentary about the 2012 pilot programs:

The Christopher Inn International has not yet acquired property in Ireland. The properties shown on the website are not owned by The Christopher Inn and are displayed only to demonstrate the kind of property that the organization plans to obtain. This apostolate is presently seeking to:

  • acquire property in Ireland
  • establish an operational endowment
  • create a scholarship endowment

To learn more about Joan and the team of CI International, visit the About Us page.

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